Rio Arriba County, NM

County

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2022 Population
40,285
0.154% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.482% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.8%
2.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,031
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$212,700
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,542
0.314% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Rio Arriba County, NM had a population of 40.3k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $52,031. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rio Arriba County, NM declined from 40,347 to 40,285, a −0.154% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,994 to $52,031, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rio Arriba County, NM are Other (Hispanic) (29.8%), White (Hispanic) (23.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (17.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (14%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (12%).

None of the households in Rio Arriba County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Rio Arriba County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rio Arriba County, NM are Northern New Mexico College (249 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rio Arriba County, NM was $212,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%.

Most people in Rio Arriba County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rio Arriba County, NM was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Rio Arriba County, NM is home to a population of 40.3k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.51% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents were born outside of the country (2.22k people).

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Rio Arriba County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.39k White (Hispanic) and 6.88k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rio Arriba County, NM
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.01k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.39k ± 1.08k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.88k ± 992
71.3%
Hispanic Population
28.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Rio Arriba County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.39k White (Hispanic) and 6.88k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

71.3% of the people in Rio Arriba County, NM are hispanic (28.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.22k people
4.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.95k people

As of 2022, 5.51% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents (2.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM was 4.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    998 ± 214
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    355 ± 144
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    148 ± 99

Rio Arriba County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rio Arriba County, NM employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Rio Arriba County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,320 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,291 people), and Educational Services (1,546 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,292), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,486), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,202).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,051
−0.314%
1 Year decline
± 9.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rio Arriba County, NM declined at a rate of −0.314%, from 15.6k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rio Arriba County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,904 people), Management Occupations (1,472 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,253 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rio Arriba County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,051
−0.314%
1 Year decline
± 9.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rio Arriba County, NM declined at a rate of −0.314%, from 15.6k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rio Arriba County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,320 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,291 people), and Educational Services (1,546 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rio Arriba County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Rio Arriba County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,877
Median earning men ± $3,963
$36,254
Median earning women ± $2,783

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,463), Information ($63,250), and Public Administration ($51,939).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,950), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,750), and Public Administration ($40,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 277
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 126
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 114
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rio Arriba County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.716%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rio Arriba County, NM awarded 249 degrees. The student population of Rio Arriba County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 482 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rio Arriba County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (170 and 71.4%), followed by White (26 and 10.9%), American Indian or Alaska Native (20 and 8.4%), and Two or More Races (8 and 3.36%).

The largest universities in Rio Arriba County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Northern New Mexico College (249 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rio Arriba County, NM are General Business Administration & Management (91 and 36.5%), Registered Nursing (22 and 8.84%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 and 6.83%).

The median tuition cost in Rio Arriba County, NM for a public four year colleges is $5,064 for in-state students and $14,328 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,154 students enrolled in Rio Arriba County, NM, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 761 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rio Arriba County, NM was Other Nuclear & Industrial Radiologic Technologies with 13 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
249 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern New Mexico College with 249 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 79 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rio Arriba County, NM, which is 0.465 times less than the 170 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 170 degrees mean that there were 6.54 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,064) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rio Arriba County, NM was $212,700 in 2022, which is 0.755 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,800 to $212,700, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Rio Arriba County, NM is 78.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rio Arriba County, NM have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rio Arriba County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rio Arriba County, NM is $52,031. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rio Arriba County, NM was Census Tract 9408 with a value of $64,509, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $59,542 and $58,500.

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rio Arriba County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.25%.

Property

$212,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,800
$11,102
Median Property Taxes
±$775

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rio Arriba County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.9% of the housing units in Rio Arriba County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9408
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rio Arriba County, NM was Census Tract 9408 with a value of $64,509, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $59,542 and $58,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rio Arriba County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,031
Median Household Income
± $4,182
14.1k
Number of Households
± 900

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Rio Arriba County, NM grew to $52,031 from the previous year's value of $46,994.

The following chart displays the households in Rio Arriba County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rio Arriba County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (8.46%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.9%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Rio Arriba County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.46%) and those who worked at home (7.9%).

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rio Arriba County, NM have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Rio Arriba County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rio Arriba County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rio Arriba County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rio Arriba County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.25%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rio Arriba County, NM (8.72k out of 40k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rio Arriba County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 27.1% of the children was living in poverty in Rio Arriba County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 602 in Rio Arriba County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 148 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Rio Arriba County, NM has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 6.93% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rio Arriba County, NM see 2162 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.231% decrease from the previous year (2167 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1284 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 193 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rio Arriba County, NM

Primary care physicians in Rio Arriba County, NM see an average of 2,162 patients per year. This represents a 0.231% decrease from the previous year (2,167 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.1%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
28.6%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
6.93%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM declined by 6.87% from 9.77% to 9.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.1 in Rio Arriba County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33% in Rio Arriba County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Rio Arriba County, NM.

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